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Calories burned using heart rate

Heart rate based calorie burn (caloric expenditure) calculators provides an estimate of the rate at which people burn calories during cardio exercises, based on their average heart rate while performing the activity.

It may seem like manufacturers are always hiding the real formula behind calories burned from heart rate.

Here is the formula to calculate calories burned from heart rate.

Using VO2max:
Men: C/min = (-59.3954 + (-36.3781 + 0.271 x age + 0.394 x weight + 0.404 x VO2max + 0.634 x HR))/4.184
Women: C/min = (-59.3954 + (0.274 x age + 0.103 x weight + 0.380 x VO2max + 0.450 x HR)) / 4.184

Without VO2max:
Men: C/min = (-55.0969 + 0.6309 x HR + 0.1988 x weight + 0.2017 x age) / 4.184
Women: C/min = (-20.4022 + 0.4472 x HR – 0.1263 x weight + 0.074 x age) / 4.184

(Weigh is in kilograms, C stands for Kcals)

I got it now, that’s why it’s easier to use calculators! 🙂

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